Low Fat Chicken in Phyllo

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Juicy chicken breast stuffed with cheese, shallots and cheese. The phyllo really helps hold in the moisture to keep the chicken breast moist. This is a reduced fat version of a popular recipe and it's equally as tasty in my opinion. If you wish to reduce the fat even further omit the cheese altogether.

 
  
. Prep
20 min.
Cook
25 min.
Ready In
45 min.
4 servings
Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

16ounces chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless 2 large or 4 small breasts
1x nonstick cooking spray butter flavored if possible*
1pk phyllo pastry sheets *
4tablespoons shallots minced
8each sage fresh whole leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried*
2ounces swiss cheese partly skimmed
1x salt to taste*
1x black pepper freshly ground to taste*
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Halve chicken breasts & pound flat between cling film.

Using a gentle touch season both sides of each chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Use 4 sheets of phyllo pastry for each chicken breast.

Lay down a sheet of phyllo. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Place the next sheet on top and lightly spray. Repeat for the remaining sheets.

On each chicken breast lay down one of the sage leaves (or sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of dried sage).

Then sprinkle 1 tablespoon shallots.

Lay 1/2 ounce of cheese on each breast & roll up.

Place breast in the middle of the phyllo, at one end; roll once, fold in sides and continue rolling.

If desired, place a sage leaf under the outside layer of phyllo pastry positioning it so that once rolled the sage leaf will be visible on the top of the rolled up chicken breast.

Light spray the outside of the bundle with cooking spray.

Arrange the bundles evenly spaced out on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 40 minutes until browned and the breasts have been cooked through.

If you have a thermometer the breasts should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

First published: last updated: 2014-10-04

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 85g (3.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 24358% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 46g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 7% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?